Meat, Fish & Eggs

Campylobacter, Salmonella Led US Bacterial Foodborne Illnesses in 2016

24 Apr 2017 --- Campylobacter and Salmonella caused the most reported bacterial foodborne illnesses in 2016, according to preliminary data published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. CDC’s Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) report provides the most up-to-date information about foodborne illnesses in the United States.

“No Growth Hormones” Prioritized as a Key Claim for US Meat & Dairy Consumers

20 Apr 2017 --- Consumers are increasingly interested in how their food is produced and look for claims such as no growth hormones, no GMOs, no antibiotics, etc. on their food products. Many studies have focused on consumers’ willingness to pay for individual food attributes, but have not ranked which production attributes consumers say are most important to them.

New Study Offers Insights for Pork Producers

19 Apr 2017 --- What happens when meat scientists get their hands on nearly 8,000 commercially raised pigs? They spend a year running dozens of tests and crunching numbers to arrive at research-backed management recommendations for pork producers.

Seafood Industry Joins Fair Trade Revolution

18 Apr 2017 --- Fair trade products within the seafood industry are now on the rise in the U.S., thanks to a growth in consumer interest about how fish and shellfish arrive on their plate. 

Meat Technology Ireland Launched

18 Apr 2017 --- Meat Technology Ireland, a strategic research and innovation base in beef and sheep meat processing in Ireland, was launched by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O Connor TD and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD.

Technomic Reveals Latest Trends in Consumers Attitudes Toward Poultry

07 Apr 2017 --- Chicken remains consumers’ protein of choice while turkey shows room to grow, according to Technomic’s recently-released 2017 Center of the Plate: Poultry Consumer Trend Report. 

Brazilian Beef Bans Lifted but European Farmers Warn Against Food Affected by “Fraud”

28 Mar 2017 --- European farmers’ association and agricultural cooperative Copa Cogeca is calling on the EU Commission to take stronger action against Brazilian meat imports to the EU as the aftermath of the scandal continues.

Seafresh Supplies DNA-Traceable Shrimp in High-Tech Move to Clean up Global Supply Chain

21 Mar 2017 --- DNA technology tracking the exact “farm to fork” journey of shrimp is being used in a new traceability program to guarantee greater transparency and to help the seafood industry shake off controversies of the past involving child labor, excessive antibiotic use and poor quality. 

China, Chile and EU Suspend Brazilian Imports in Wake of Adulterated Meat Scandal

21 Mar 2017 --- As the scale of the Brazilian meat scandal causes shockwaves around the world, the European Union, China and Chile suspend meat and poultry imports as the country faces stiff backlash to the scandal involving meat-packers who have been selling rotten and substandard produce for several years. And the entire country’s meat industry is coming under the spotlight as importing countries as well as Brazilian meat eaters learn more about the adulterated meat scandal. 

DSM and Evonik’s Alternative Source for Omega 3 Fatty Acids From Natural Algae

13 Mar 2017 --- Just like humans, animals also need their daily intake of essential, long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in their diet to ensure healthy growth. Until now, these fatty acids have been added to aquaculture feed and pet food almost exclusively from marine sources such as fish oil and fishmeal. DSM and Evonik now provide an alternative omega 3 source that is the first to offer both EPA and DHA and will be aimed at initial applications in salmon aquaculture and pet food.

Tyson Foods to Stop Using Antibiotics in Chicken

24 Feb 2017 --- Tyson, the second-largest poultry company in the world has announced that it will stop using antibiotics on its chickens by June 2017. The decision to end the use of antibiotics is expected to cover all of the company’s branded chicken products, as well as the NatureRaised Farms brand.

Korys Acquires Ojah BV, Invests in Meat Alternatives

16 Feb 2017 --- Korys, together with the management of Ojah BV, have announced the acquisition of Ojah BV, a pioneer in the production of the latest generation of textured meat alternatives. Ojah’s innovative and sustainable approach to some of the most pressing challenges in the food supply chain proved to be a perfect match with Korys’ core values.

Arjuna Launch Natural Shelf Life Extender for Chilled Meats

30 Jan 2017 --- Arjuna Natural Extracts Ltd. presents X-tend, a complete, natural, formulation-specific preservative designed to increase chilled-meat product shelf-life and ensure food safety.

EFSA: It’s Time to Reduce, Replace and Re-Think the Use of Antimicrobials in Animals

25 Jan 2017 --- Reducing the use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals, replacing them where possible and re-thinking the livestock production system is essential for the future of animal and public health. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the world’s most pressing public health issues and the use of antimicrobials in animals contributes to this problem, so limiting their use to the minimum necessary to treat infectious diseases in animals is crucial.

Lamex Food Group Acquires Liberty Holdings BV

05 Jan 2017 --- UK based Lamex Food Group, one of the world’s largest privately owned frozen and chilled food importers/exporters has acquired Dutch company Liberty Holdings BV, the holding company for meat and poultry business Kappers Foods and a number of other companies operating in Holland.

Cargill Invests in Innovation Facilities to Meet Shifting Consumer Demands

16 Dec 2016 --- Cargill demonstrated an intensified commitment to innovation in food, nutrition and food safety during the final two months of 2016. The company opened two major R&D facilities in November and December—one in North America and one in China—focused on continuous improvement and investing in the future of food to meet shifting consumer expectations. 

3D Printing Offers an “Exciting Opportunity” to Add Value to Secondary Meat Cuts

08 Dec 2016 --- Three-dimensional printing technology for red meat products could present the next big advancement in value adding to the Australian industry, following new research published by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA). A recent MLA research project reviewed market acceptance and value proposition for 3D printed food with meat as an ingredient – particularly investigating how the technology could open new market opportunities and further grow the demand and uses for red meat.

Opinion Edge: The Supplier View: 2017 Food Trends

01 Dec 2016 ---  Key suppliers offer their thoughts on key food industry trends to watch. What will be the key consumer trends driving the food industry forward in 2017 and how are they impacting supplier R&D development?

Pilgrim’s Pride Acquires GNP Co for $350m

30 Nov 2016 --- Pilgrim’s Pride has acquired US rival chicken producer GNP Co for $350m, saying that it was attracted by GNP’s technologies such as automated deboning and gas stunning. By acquiring the GNP business, Pilgrim’s Pride, which is majority owned by Brazil’s JBS, is expanding its presence into new markets, as well as bolstering its status as an organic and natural processor of chickens.

UK on Track to Cut Antibiotic Use in Animals as Total Sales Drop 9%

18 Nov 2016 --- Sales of antibiotics for use in animals in the UK are at a four-year low, putting the UK on track to meet ambitious targets to tackle antibiotic resistance, according to a Defra report which has been released.